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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-30-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,513
Posted By guestmama 9918
I hear you loud and clear about the...

I hear you loud and clear about the extracurriculars. I think one of my first posts on this forum was on that very topic. In our case DH's ex signs DSS up for anything and everything-piano, guitar,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-23-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By guestmama 9918
Sometimes I feel like DH gives away too much...

Sometimes I feel like DH gives away too much power in his dealings with his ex, because he is afraid of having to go back to court. I don't relish the idea of spending the money to go back to court...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-22-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,106
Posted By guestmama 9918
I agree with Protolawyer, if it's for his I-9,...

I agree with Protolawyer, if it's for his I-9, there are multiple options for ID. The passport is the easiest because it proves both citizenship and is a photo ID in one document.

If your son...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-21-2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By guestmama 9918
Wow--I can't believe that you and DSD's mom get...

Wow--I can't believe that you and DSD's mom get along well enough to sit and have a few beers together!! That would never happen in my situation. DSS's mom maintains the position that anywhere I am,...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-16-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,620
Posted By guestmama 9918
If you're planning to deliver with a MW, Edward...

If you're planning to deliver with a MW, Edward isn't an option for you. Unless they've changed in the 5 months since I had my delivery, no MW's have delivery privileges there.

I've also heard...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-16-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By guestmama 9918
Congratulations to you & your new DH.

Congratulations to you & your new DH.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-14-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By guestmama 9918
Sounds like you have a good relationship, so you...

Sounds like you have a good relationship, so you should be a good sounding board for her. I agree that she should be encouraged to think through all of her options, not just in this moment, but in...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-11-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By guestmama 9918
My DSS and DD are very close in age. My DH has...

My DSS and DD are very close in age. My DH has WAY higher expectations of my DD than DSS. I have had to raise this issue with DH on more than one occasion. It is hard to deal with, because there is...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-11-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By guestmama 9918
My DSS is going into junior high. He has always...

My DSS is going into junior high. He has always been pretty spotty as a student, he's smart, but not particularly motivated because he finds school boring. Every year there are the calls from the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-09-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By guestmama 9918
I agree with the other posters that legally it...

I agree with the other posters that legally it would not reflect well on you to ignore the visitation schedule until it is officially modified. My DD is 13 and I'm sure there are a lot of days when...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-07-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By guestmama 9918
The only real rules we have in the house are no...

The only real rules we have in the house are no physical fighting (hitting, biting, etc) and no lying. The lying thing is more a statement about it's better to tell the truth the first time than to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-06-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By guestmama 9918
Sounds like 5 weeks may be too long a visit. I...

Sounds like 5 weeks may be too long a visit. I know you're trying to create the optimal situation for your DH to have maximum time with his DD. But often it's the SM who spends the bulk of that time...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-04-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,185
Posted By guestmama 9918
Quote: Originally Posted by violet_...

Quote:
Originally Posted by violet_ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11818921)
Like he resents me because he can't see the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-03-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 846
Posted By guestmama 9918
Usually I cover my DSS on my group insurance,...

Usually I cover my DSS on my group insurance, because my DH's plan is high deductible and really bad. I was told that legally it was better to have the meds shipped to our address, because the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-03-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By guestmama 9918
DSS never announces that he will tell his mom,...

DSS never announces that he will tell his mom, but he definitely does relay pretty much everything that happens to her. At least his own version of events.

The tattling seems pretty common in...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-02-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,135
Posted By guestmama 9918
Quote: Originally Posted by UptownZoo...

Quote:
Originally Posted by UptownZoo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11828990)
Because it's not about bathing suits,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-24-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 877
Posted By guestmama 9918
My DSS got a cell phone at 10 from his mom. At...

My DSS got a cell phone at 10 from his mom. At that time my DD was 11 and did not have her own cell phone. (She did get one upon entering junior high.) At first we just let him do whatever with it....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-23-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By guestmama 9918
I had a baby 2.5 years ago, and I chose to be a...

I had a baby 2.5 years ago, and I chose to be a SAHM for her first year. I did find work and go back FT by the time she was 18 months old, but shortly thereafter I became (unplanned) pregnant again....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-23-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,885
Posted By guestmama 9918
My DSS was similar with the food thing. If dad...

My DSS was similar with the food thing. If dad cooked, it was the finest meal in the world, but if I made the night's dinner (even if it was the same thing or something like grilling a hamburger) it...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-23-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By guestmama 9918
There are so many factors that come into play...

There are so many factors that come into play with the whole Mother's/Father's Day thing. It may depend on how long the SM has been a primary caregiver in the child's life. Or how the child...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-22-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By guestmama 9918
They can't issue an order for support to just...

They can't issue an order for support to just any guy that any woman says is the father of her child. Imagine how many "children" some one like George Clooney would have if that were allowed (in any...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-21-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By guestmama 9918
You make a really good point about the "tattle...

You make a really good point about the "tattle tale" aspect. Sometimes I do see DH ignore things from DSS that either we've previously agreed are unacceptable or that he would never ever accept frpm...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-21-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By guestmama 9918
Assuming she will want CS from your friend, she...

Assuming she will want CS from your friend, she will have to name him as the father once the baby is born. Usually that means putting his name on the birth certificate. If there is a question as to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-21-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By guestmama 9918
I am in a situation similar to mild_adventurer,...

I am in a situation similar to mild_adventurer, although DH & I knew we wanted children together as well. My DSS was 7 when we got together, and although he cannot remember a time when his dad lived...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-21-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,185
Posted By guestmama 9918
Quote: Originally Posted by mooninjune68...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mooninjune68 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11741559)
Protect yourself, but stop...
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